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Board endorsements make strange bedfellows

You'd expect unions to get along with pension reform advocates about as well as cats get along with water. But this year's...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 42 comments | 139643 Views

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The Almanac's Readers' Choice 2013 winners

Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops and services in the 2013 Readers' Choice poll. ==B Photo:== Studio...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jun 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 4 comments | 67532 Views

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Supes up ante on Stanford's trail offer

==B Update:== The ball, suddenly, is in Stanford University's court. With an expiration date looming for San Mateo County...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by Ladera Resident, on Nov 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm | 6 comments | 57623 Views

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Menlo attorney fighting high-speed rail Central Valley project's launch

==B (An expanded version of an earlier-published story.)== Peninsula cities lost a legal battle last week against the state's...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 15, 2013 at 7:37 pm | 10 comments | 53022 Views

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Spencer and Barnum for fire district board

Of the four qualified candidates for the two open seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board, we believe incumbent...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | 88 comments | 43003 Views

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Search suspended for missing Menlo Park woman

With no new evidence or leads as to the location of a missing Menlo Park woman believed to have been hiking on Mt. Tamalpais,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Apr 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 34156 Views

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Deputy police chief named to new county post

The San Mateo Police Department's loss is San Mateo County's gain, as the city's longtime deputy police chief Michael Callagy...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 31524 Views

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Three emergencies leave two men dead, snarl traffic

Three emergencies dramatically slowed north-south traffic through Redwood City and Atherton on Friday, including two incidents...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by What a ... , on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm | 20 comments | 30406 Views

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Editorial: Clear choices in fire board race

In this election in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, five candidates are vying for three seats, including one being...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 23, 2013 at 7:23 am | 18 comments | 30128 Views

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Election: Clarke releases answers to union questions

How much influence the labor unions should have on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is the hot-button issue...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:16 am | 19 comments | 27904 Views

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DA Wagstaffe asks Board of Supervisors to Approve bringing on Al Giannini to help prosecute the Ayres case

In 2010, in their eye-opening report on Prosecutorial Misconduct in California, the Northern California Innocence Project...

Original post made by Lurker on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on May 2, 2013 at 9:44 am | 11 comments | 27500 Views

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Officials investigate Sims fire

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is investigating Sunday's fire at a scrap metal recycling facility in Redwood...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 5 comments | 25567 Views

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'Hidden' earthquake faults underlie Peninsula

The San Andreas fault might be the iconic expression of the shifting tectonic plates sliding deep beneath Bay Area residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Mar 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm | 9 comments | 25077 Views

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Menlo Park: CEQA prevents expediting fire station remodel

Seven years in the planning, the redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street in Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm | 13 comments | 23509 Views

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Editorial: Initiative would shrink Menlo projects

Menlo Park voters who have noticed the recent skirmishes over the proposed mixed-use housing, office and retail projects...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 50 comments | 23284 Views

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Two more pull papers in Atherton council race

Greg Conlon, who came in a close third in last November's race for two Atherton City Council seats, and Diane Sandhu have...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2013 at 7:34 am | 6 comments | 21367 Views

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Menlo Park school board says time isn't right to add Mandarin immersion

A standing-room-only crowd of parents and proponents of starting a Mandarin immersion program in the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Rich, on May 8, 2014 at 12:51 am | 11 comments | 20944 Views

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Guest opinion: Freedom and vigilance

Menlo Park recently purchased several surveillance cameras and roving license-plate readers. Let's try putting the argument...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:22 am | 25 comments | 20006 Views

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The other big project in downtown Menlo Park

While attention has been focused on what Stanford University plans to build in Menlo Park, another developer has quietly...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by cassandra, on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm | 21 comments | 19795 Views

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Obituary: Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, Woodside

Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, a Woodside resident who served until last week on the local school board, died on June 16. He was...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Weasel, on Apr 15, 2016 at 8:54 pm | 4 comments | 19531 Views
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